How do I get started? I’m dead broke!
First of all, are you really serious or are you being led by the nose from something you’ve read about getting rich overnight? If it’s the latter, then this article isn’t for you. Okay, so if you are dead broke, busted, disgusted and you really want to make some money online, here are 6 easy steps you can do without spending one single penny:
Learn Basic SEO (search engine optimization) Techniques
Head on over to Cre8siteforums and do a search on “Starting the SEO Process” and “Quick Start Guide to SEO”; read all the information because nuggets are hidden in there. Then check out “SEOmoz Beginners guide to SEO.” After reading these you should know the very basics so that you can implement some of these strategies from the beginning.
Wordtracker, one of the most popular keyword research tools, has a free service that you can use to dig up some keywords. Google has a free keyword tool also, so visit them and more than likely you will discover different keywords between the both of these.
Clickbank is an online retailer that specializes in digital products (ebooks, games, software, etc,) that you can buy and download immediately after purchase. They also have a free affiliate program that you can join and promote their products to make commissions.
Find A Good Product To Promote
Clickbank Marketplace is an excellent place to find products that are in high demand and that you can promote for up to 75% commissions. Search Clickbank’s Marketplace for quality products that don’t have a high refund rate. Look at the sales page and make sure that it is something that you don’t mind associating your name with because you are in the beginnings of making a reputation for yourself.
Start A Blog
Now that you have some understanding of SEO, keyword research skills and have a product to promote, you’ve got to get the word out. Having a blog is the quickest and easiest way to get your message out over the internet. Blogs are great for the novice because all you need are some basic computer skills and you can set up and design your blog in less than a half hour. So head over to Google’s Blogger and setup your free blog. There are directions and tutorials on the home page to help you along.
Start writing articles for publication, look into bum marketing, find a forum and post nothing but quality information and use your signature for promotion of your product if the forum allows this. Following these 6 steps will get you give you a basic understanding of online marketing and help you learn the skill-set that is required for long term success to making money online.